Cholera outbreak hits Bauchi, kills score

Cholera in Bauchi

No fewer than 20 persons have been reported dead following a cholera outbreak in Bauchi State.

The Bauchi State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aliyu Mohammed Maigoro disclosed this on Tuesday morning, during a media briefing on the situation.

The Commissioner noted that the outbreak has spread across nine local government areas since the first case was recorded in April.

Maigoro further disclosed that the index case was a 37-year-old patient who was admitted at Burra General Hospital on 24 April 2021 in Ningi Local Government Area of the state

It was, however, gathered that about 322 persons have been infected with the disease in Bauchi State.

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